Tenant Notification Ordinance
On September 20, 2021, the Roseville Economic Development Authority (EDA) issued instructions to create a Tenant Notification ordinance, modeled after similar ordinances used in the cities of New Brighton and Brooklyn Park.
The purpose of a Tenant Notification ordinance is to provide housing stability, protection, and notification measures to tenants of rental housing during a period of ownership change. The draft ordinance would require a new owner to pay relocation benefits if the owner takes certain actions during a required three-month notification period and a tenant must move as a result of the new owner’s actions. Roseville’s draft ordinance would also require advance notice to the City before a rental property affordable to lower income households becomes available for sale so that it can make such information available to parties interested in purchasing the property with a goal of keeping rents affordable to lower income households.
These ordinances have requirements for mandatory relocation assistance if a new owner makes changes to the terms of a tenant's rental agreement within the 90-day notice period. These ordinances may also provide an avenue for the City to intervene to help keep rents affordable. A Tenant Notification ordinance would only apply to licensed rental properties (buildings of 5 or more units), as it is the only practical way to enforce the requirements.
Roseville will be engaging with renters, licensed multi-family property owners and managers, and housing advocates in August and September 2022 before submitting the ordinance to the City Council for adoption later in the year.
Renter Community Meetings
Attend any or all of these open house events in September to meet City staff, connect with other renters, learn about the Tenant Notification ordinance, and share your thoughts and feedback!
|Thurs, Sept 8||4:30 - 6:00 pm||Oasis at Twin Lakes|
2725 Herschel St N
|Sat, Sept 10||9:30 - 11:00 am||Sienna Green|
2275 Snelling Ave N
|Bagels and donuts|
|Thurs, Sept 15||4:30 - 6:00 pm||Rosedale Estates|
2755 Rice St N
|Sat, Sept 17||9:30 - 11:00 am||Edison|
3110 Old Highway 8
|Bagels and donuts|
|Thurs, Sept 22||4:30 - 6:00 pm||Galilee Church|
145 North McCarrons Blvd
Additional inquiries and/or questions can be directed to Community Development Director Janice Gundlach by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 651-792-7071.